HTC unveils HTC RADAR, htc’s FIRST WINDOWS® PHONE 7 WITH MANGO UPDATE
HTC boosts of a richer multimedia experience and seamless communication with latest Windows Phone device
SINGAPORE – 2 September, 2011 – HTC Corporation, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today unveiled the HTC Radar™ with Windows® Phone smartphone. The HTC Radar is designed to keep you close to the people, news and entertainment that matters to you most.
“The new HTC Radar smartphone raises the bar with new advanced photography, multimedia and social capabilities that enable you to take full advantage of the latest Windows Phone innovations,” said Lennard Hoornik, President of HTC South Asia Pacific. “The HTC Radar’s aluminum uni-body, compact size and finish will capture people’s attention.”
HTC Radar features a dedicated hardware camera button which enables you to capture vivid images while the f/2.2 aperture lens and back-illuminated sensor provide improved low-light performance – making sure you never miss that perfect shot. With 28mm wide-angle lenses you can capture more of the scene in front of you while the new panoramic feature lets you create dramatic pictures of skylines and landscapes. HTC Radar can shoot bright and vibrant HD (720p) videos, making them perfect companions for family functions or a night out with friends. And with the HTC Photo Enhancer, you can quickly touch up pictures and upload them to Facebook, tagging your friends as you go using automatic face detection built in to Windows Phones.
“Phones were originally designed for communication, but they haven’t kept up with the way consumers are actually communicating today. That’s why we built Windows Phone to put people first, building in all the key types of communication people are already using right out of the box,” said Andy Lees, President of Windows Phone Division. “The HTC Radar brings a sleek, modern design that perfectly complements this people-first experience, making sure it’s easy to connect & share with the people you care about most so the message always gets through.”
Elegantly crafted with an aluminium unibody, HTC Radar brings you closer to the important things in life, with the new People Hub from Windows Phone. The People Hub keeps you up to date with your friends’ latest news showing all of your communication history with each person, as well as their recent social network updates and photos. You can also stay in touch using SMS, Facebook chat and Windows Live® Messenger in one conversation, without having to switch applications or disrupt the conversation flow. Alternatively, speak “face-to-face” with new video calling that lets you see your friends’ faces on the bright and sharp 3.8 inch screen.
Entertainment on the move
With the HTC Radar, mobile multimedia is greatly improved. It includes HTC Watch™ – an application and service that puts an entire library of the latest, premium movies and TV shows right at your fingertips, letting people discover the latest video content in an easy and visually engaging way. Utilizing Virtual 5.1 surround sound for a rich audio experience, these phones are your perfect entertainment on the go. Internet browsing is fast and smooth with HTML5 support. You also get an amazing mobile gaming with Xbox LIVE®, giving you access to a great selection of games for Windows Phone, which include features like Leaderboards and Achievement that connect you with your friends and the Xbox LIVE community around the world.
The HTC Radar will be available at all mobile operators and authorized retailers at a suggested retail price of $569 in October 2011.